I'm 5'4, 115lb, cup size 32 A. Is 525cc breast implant too big for me?

I don't want to higher my risk, but I would like my desired look. I tried on sizers and it definitely did not look too big but from what I read 525 sounds like a lot.

Doctor Answers 12

Reconsider implant volume

At size 32 A each 100 cc’s of implant corresponds to 1 cup size change. 500 cc implants will take you up 5 cup sizes, would not fit retro-pectoral, will extrude inferiorly and laterally requiring revision. The best implants are small round textured silicone gel placed retro-pectoral since they look and feel more natural, are more stable, less likely to ripple or have complications needing revision. I suggest you reconsider implant volume. Best Wishes, Gary Horndeski, M.D.

Texas Plastic Surgeon
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Is 525 cc too big?

As you have surmised by now, there are many approaches to the question of size. While I have found sizers to be fairly accurate in terms of predicting the look you will have in clothing with a certain sized implant, you should also consider the shape you will have without clothing. If you are starting out with an A cup, 525 cc will certainly give you a very rounded look no matter the shape of the implant. If your skin has been stretched out from pregnancies or weight gain and loss, that can help lessen the upper roundedness, but with your small frame, it won't look "natural".

Finally, rely on the expertise and experience of your plastic surgeon, who will have the advantage of seeing you in person and assessing your tissues.

Good luck.

Paul W. Loewenstein, MD
Milwaukee Plastic Surgeon
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Is 525cc breast implant too big for me?

In regards to breast implant size/profile that will best help achieve your goals, I think it will be in your best interest to spend more time with your plastic surgeon. Careful measurements, dimensional planning, and careful communication will be key.

Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering breast augmentation surgery ( regarding breast implant size/profile selection) is:

1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you're looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.

2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining which operation and/or breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals.In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or "C or D cup" etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful. Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.

The use of computer imaging may also be helpful during this communication process.

Regardless of what you might hear, there is no reliable correlation between volume of breast implant used and increase in breast size achieved.

3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your plastic surgeon to use his/her years of experience/judgment to choose the breast implant size/profile that will best meet your goals. Again, in my practice, this decision is usually made during surgery.

I hope this, and the attached link, helps.

Are 525cc Breast Implants Too Big?

While the number of 525cc is a big number and on a small frame will look big, the most important question is what you think about its size. If you have tried on sizers and feel that it it not too big, then it is not too big for the look that you want. The other thing that you have to look at is the base width of the implant and see how that compares to your natural breast base width. With a high profile breast implant you want to make sure that it does not exceed your natural breast base with so the implants are not too far to the side. If so, you shoudl then consider dropping down to 450 or 500ccs.


Pictures and breast width measurements would be helpful. Having said that, 525cc sounds VERY large for your weight and height. What kind of a look do you want? If you don't mind a fake, round, in your face look then it might be just what you want. I wouldn't offer this to my patients.


Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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525cc in a 34A cup

Dear SB,

You have not told us what your desired breast size is. A 525cc implant is quite large for someone your size. If DD is your goal, that is probably the correct size implant for you. Good luck!

525 cc for a person starting with an "A" cup

If you are starting out with an "A" cup and have a fairly tight skin envelope, a 525 cc implant maybe too big for you. An exam in person is key.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Is 525cc too big for my body?

Hi, judging from your physical stats it seems that 525 cc's might be too big. However, it depends on your frame, your shoulder width and the width of your back. The best way to pick your ideal size is to try on the tester with a very tight top and to look at yourself from a profile point of view. Remember always to choose a board certified plastic surgeon. Good luck.

Ricardo Vega, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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Implant size

From your description of yourself it does sound too big. Trying on sizers I do not think works very will at predicting an accurate result. You really need to look at the base width of your beast and compare that with the base width of the implant.

Gary Hall,MD

Gary Hall, MD
Kansas City Plastic Surgeon
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Is a 525 cc Breast Implant to Large for a 5 ft., 115 lb. Woman?

With out the benefit of an examination a 525 cc implant seems a little large for your body frame. This can vary depending on your shoulder width, your starting cup size and your desired cup size. For a woman of your stature a C+ cup is what I would recommend. This would require a 420 to 450 cc implant. Good Luck

Joseph Rucker, MD, FACS
Eau Claire Plastic Surgeon
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